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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Psychology

  • Start Date

    October

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

  • Course Type

    MSc, MRes, PgDip

  • Course Fees

    Part-time home/EU students: £ 4,600 pa Part-time overseas students: £ 7425 pa

  • Last Updated

    06 June 2018

Course content

This Master's degree in psychology provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary psychological theory and research, designed to provide the Graduate Basis for Registration to the British Psychological Society(conversion course).

The programme provides opportunities for you to develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • key principles of psychological theory, including perception, attention and performance, developmental psychology, memory and cognition, social psychology, psychobiology and individual differences
  • practical skills in research methodology, including the formulation of hypotheses, designing and reporting experiments using a range of research methodologies, and subject-specific IT skills
  • transferable skills in critical thinking, learning how to evaluate hypotheses, presentation writing and delivery, and report and essay writing.

This programme will also be available for full-time study from 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were rated fifth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality.
  • Designed for students with an undergraduate degree in another subject who want to gain a Master's in psychology.
  • Provides Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (awardable at Year 2).

Our research

Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were rated 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality.


Visit the Psychology (MSc/MRes/PGDip) page on the Birkbeck, University of London website for more details!

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